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BY ANTHONY HARRISON
You have arrived at a dinner party and find the host has shot
himself in the head. How do you react?
If your first thought is, ''What will the tennis dub think of me?"
then you might be a character in "Rumors."
A farce by Pulitzer Prize-wirming playwright Neil Simon, "Rumors"
details how a group of New York sod^t^ deals with the attempted suidde
of their host. Madcap antics and cover-ups ensue.
"It's a really wild, fast-paced oimedy with characters who have a lot to lose, so
it causes extreme behavior from everyone," said Director and \fisiting Instructor of
Theatre Studies Marc Mlliams.
The first play of the Theatre Studies Department's 2013-2014 season, "Rumors,'
represents a shift away ftom the weighty subjects of last season's productions.
"Last year, all the plays we did were pretty serious, even if they had their fuimy moments,"
said sophomore Lucas Perez-Leahy, playing Ken Gorman. "When we came together to make the
play, that was one of the things that Marc said; he was like, 'I thirdc we need a comedy now, after the
German season of darkness.'"
"Rumors" is fun and frantic, but the cast worked endlessly to maintain realism in the rapid-fire pace.
"Tempo is important because something else causes it," said first-year Emma Moreno, playing Claire Ganz.
. See Rumors I Page 8
VIDEO; Creepy Halloween
BY DONOVAN DUVALL
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